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Upto Centre to resolve Telangana issue: TRS chief

Last Updated: Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 14:35

New Delhi: TRS supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao
on Saturday threw the ball in Centre`s court on the creation of a
separate Telangana state and insisted that Hyderabad will be
the capital of the proposed state.

Rao ruled out sharing of Hyderabad as capital with
Andhra Pradesh like Chandigarh being shared by Haryana and
Punjab. "Chandigarh and Hyderabad can never be compared".

"Having made the announcement, it is upto them (the
Centre) to resolve the issue. I think, they are at it", Rao,
who is recuperating at his home after a 13-day fast protest,
told a news channel.

When asked specifically whether he would go back on the
Telangana issue in view of the evolving situation in the rest
of Andhra Pradesh, he said, "The question does not arise. An
arrow once leaves the bow cannot be brought back".

Profusely praising Congress president Sonia Gandhi, he
said that the whole burden of the people of Telangana was now
on her shoulders and "I am thankful to her...because of her
initiative and grace, today the dream has come true.”

Claiming that Gandhi loved him like her son, Rao said I
have a "lot of faith" in her and "fairly good person" Manmohan
Singh, who is at the helm of affairs.

"It is better for the leaders of Andhra Pradesh to
concede to the request of Sonia Gandhi", he said dubbing the
anti-Telangana agitation as an "artificial" one, "prompted,
funded and with wrong motives by vested interests".

These elements have investments in Hyderabad including
in benami lands, he alleged but added wise leaders of both
sides will find a solution.


First Published: Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 14:35

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